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171 reviewed resources for desegregation

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Trouble in Little Rock: The Desegregation of Central High School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the battle over desegregating the public schools. They study the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by producing a newspaper,...
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Every Day Edit - Desegregation at Central High

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the desegregation at Central High in Little Rock, AR. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
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The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 8th - 12th
Deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement with this collection of primary documents. This resource contains 22 video transcripts about desegregation, voting rights, black power, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. You might...
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Jazz Music and the Crisis Over School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
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In the Courts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore desegregation in the courts. In this civil rights instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on Supreme Court cases Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson. Students examine...
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Executive Order 9981: Truman Desegregates the Armed Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent...
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Case Study: Boston School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a case study about desegregation in the 1970's.  For this history lesson, students develop ideas after watching a video clip about school desegregation.  After they develop and discuss their ideas from the video,...
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School Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
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Walking Tall

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Six-year old Ruby Bridges' role in the desegregation of New Orleans' William Frantz Public School is the subject of a comprehension exercise that asks young readers to respond to a series of questions based on the provided passage.
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Using Data to Determine the Location of the Stiffest Opposition to School Desegregation in the 1970's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze historical data. In this school desegregation lesson, students make predictions about opposition to desegregation, examine the provided desegregation data, and determine if their predictions were correct.
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Desegregation and the Courts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Judge Garrity's ruling in the Boston bussing dilemma. In this desegregation lesson, students view segments of "Eyes on the Prize" and examine the role that courts played in desegreration. Students also determine how...
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Zoom In: Desegregation -- Living Together

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore desegregation and racism in America. In this conflict resolution lesson, students examine images and discuss stereotyping and conflicts between people. Middle schoolers reflect on their emotions while viewing the...
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The Past Half Century: Achieving Equality

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students analyze reactions to the Brown vs. Education decision of 1954. In this segregation lesson, student look at the actions that were taken in the education world as a result of the Brown decision. They watch a CD, examine political...
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...
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Teaching with Historic Places: Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Can sports and popular culture change public opinion? That's the essential question asked by a lesson plan that looks at the role Jackie Robinson's appearance at City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida played in the desegregation...
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James Meredith and Ole Miss

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Americans are free to disagree with the law, but not to disobey it." Mobs were rampant on the campus of Ole Miss during the years of desegregation, or integration, and Kennedy attempted to discourage any mobs and riots while the first...
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A Record of School Desegregation: Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the impact of school desegregation. In this North Carolina history lesson, 8th graders interview citizens who remember desegregation efforts in the state. Students share and analyze their findings by creating an...
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Desegregation of the Armed Forces

For Students 9th - 12th
In this desegregation worksheet, students read the transcript of "Executive Order 9981," and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the desegregation of the armed forces.
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Desegregating Public Schools: Integrated vs. Neighborhood Schools

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the desegregation of schools. In this Civil Rights lesson, 2nd graders analyze a website and review the data on that website. Students write an essay that emphasizes their arguments for these cases. 
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore desegregation as it occurred at various stages in United States history. They specifically chronicle the role of South Carolina in the desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education.
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Racial Inequality: Remnants of a Troubled Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch the Discovery program "Racial Inequality: Remnants of a Troubled Time" then examine the ratification of the 14th Amendment and the Plessy v. Ferguson decision. They research one of three events that tested Brown v. Board...
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Launching the Text: Building Background Knowledge of the Jim Crow South

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewPictures and photographs help build background knowledge about a topic. Scholars participate in a gallery walk to learn more about the Jim Crow era of US history and the desegregation of schools following Brown v. Board of Education....
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Studying Author’s Craft: Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewThe longest journey begins with a single step. Scholars analyze the details of Carlotta Walls LaNier's journey through the desegregation of schools in the United States. They continue reading the author's memoir, A Mighty Long Way, and...

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